COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- Neighbors joined one another outside on Tuesday for Night to Unite.
More than 100 neighborhoods across Coon Rapids actively took part in block parties. Members of the Coon Rapids Police Department were crash test dummies, Vince and Larry, who got to meet children at this party on Drake Street. Coon Rapids firefighters also made the rounds.
Neighbors at Alexandra's Cove celebrated the event at their new clubhouse. They also got a visit from the police department's new DWI officer.
"It's important that we get together as a community to help each other, to talk to each other, to get to know one another and spend some quality time together and this gives us a good chance," says block leader Duain Peterson. "As you can see by looking around the people are partaking, they're talking to each other."
It was a beautiful night weather-wise for all the block parties. The goal of Night to Unite is to strengthen community ties, thereby creating safer environments for residents.
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